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Abortion Essay

  • Submitted by: gabolo15
  • on May 8, 2011
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 737 words

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Gabriel Lopez
12/03/10
Abortion.
      Taking a life is one of the worst things that a person can do if not the worst. Throughout history people have been killed because of wars, crimes, hate, religion. However to kill a person before he or she is even born because a person does not want to take care of it is the worst excuse to take a life, even though there is no good excuse to take a life abortion is the worst. Abortion: The termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abortion). Abortion has existed since ancient time, pregnant women aborted though the administration of plants that induce abortion, the use of sharp objects, or putting pressure on the abdominal area.In the early 1800s women were trained to abort other women, however in the early 19th century abortion was outlawed in some European countries, and abortion and in the United States became illegal in the 1880s, however abortion was not illegal if it was necessary to save the woman's life, nevertheless weather legal or not abortions keep occurring maybe not with a doctor or at a hospital, but they occur in back alley shops were the conditions a lot less sanitary that ones it a hospital .
      Abortion is wrong because; it is a very dangerous procedure, it is a very crude method and mos importantly it takes a life of an unborn child. Abortion is legal in the united states, in the 1960s and early 1970s the United States began to repeal their prohibition on abortion because people thought that it was against the constitution; people, mostly women, argued that abortion being against the law was against the 1thirteenth and fourteenth amendment; The fourteenth amendment specifies that: "the right to be secure in their persons". Moreover the thirteenth amendment specifies that slavery nor servitude shall exist and these were very powerful arguments used in favor of abortion. Moreover...

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